Chicago Bunefit!A Special Event to Benefit Chicagoland’s Rabbits and the Organizations who Rescue Them
Join us for a very special afternoon filled with Music, Magic, and Fun to benefit Chicago area rabbit rescues. We are raising money for bunnies while increasing public awareness of a growing problem involving the abandonment of domestic rabbits. Every year, hundreds of rabbits are acquired as pets and then cruelly “dumped” outside when they are no longer wanted. Domestic rabbits are very different than their wild cousins and cannot survive on their own outside. This past summer brought unprecedented volume of bunnies in need that strained the rescues’ resources and left them at maximum capacity. Since Easter 2018, around 140 – 150 abandoned domestic bunnies- many found pregnant, have been rescued by volunteers in just Chicago and surrounding suburbs. These bunnies are often found sick or injured and require costly medical care.
Rabbits have long been underestimated and disregarded by society, but in recent decades they have been found to be much more sophisticated creatures than previously understood, with complex personalities that will flourish if given the right environment and care . Come learn more about bunnies and support the Chicago rabbit rescue community while enjoying some very talented and diverse performers. Limited complimentary food items will be served, and Sleeping Village’s amazing selection of tap craft beers will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit multiple 501 ©3 organizations, and expenses related to rescuing abandoned bunnies.
Voted Chicago’s Best Magician by The Reader for three consecutive years and running, AJ is more than a magician. His show is one that seamlessly blends his love of the spoken word, absurdity, and sleight of hand into an aural and visual story that not only delights and charms you; but also leaves you with a questionably funny stomach feeling. He also legit loves bunnies and was a loving bunny dad for seven years.
Comprised of the superbly talented Kasey Foster, Kylie B. Moore, and Tara Smith (and featuring Pianu Reeves on keys!) – a Babe-alon 5 show is equal parts hilarious, aurally pleasurable, punny, confusing, nostalgic, awe-inspiring, and awkwardly raunchy. You may have caught members of this cheeky foursome in other musical formations such as This Must Be the Band, DjNoDj, Grood, Big Syn, Wild Earp and the Free for Alls, and Old Timey… to name but a few – but consider that oeuvre hopelessly incomplete until Babe-alon has tickled all 5 of your senses with their Sweet Sweet Siren Songs… and probably their Smelly Feet!
the Herbal Remedies
The world-folk trio, The Herbal Remedies, represents a hippie reawakening movement in which respect for fellow human beings and care for Mother Earth are the keys to living harmoniously and happily. Residing primarily in Chicagoland, the group remains committed to invoking the imagery and aesthetics inspired by natural scapes, and the moving relationships that come from being a part of humankind.